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Esse Ultra Moisturiser (Dry & Mature Skin)

Esse Ultra Moisturiser (Dry & Mature Skin)
Esse Ultra Moisturiser (Dry & Mature Skin)
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 If your skin is a little on the dry side, this luxurious natural cream is just for you. It was developed specifically for harsh and dry Johannesburg winter conditions, so it’s perfect for mature and dry skin types. Using a unique combination of African plant extracts like marula and jojoba, this formula hydrates, softens and reduces water loss. Use it as a day and night cream on thirsty skin and let this super-rich moisturiser bring your radiant glow back.

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  • Suitable for dry and mature skin. Can also be used as a conditioning serum.
  • Marula seed oil is an antioxidant that promotes a smooth, supple skin.
  • Carboxymethyl glucan and hyaluronic acid have powerful anti-ageing properties.
  • Jojoba seed oil is an excellent emollient; great for moisturising and healing.
  • Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by ECOCERT.
  • Packaged in dark glass to ensure fresh Ingredients stay pure.

These natural and certified organic ingredients have been developed by leading organic chemists to create an incredible organic skincare solution.


Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos)  leaf extract*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Glycerin**, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter*, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Sclerocarya birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, Sucrose stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, schinziophyton rautanenii (manketti) seed oil, calodendrum capense (yangu) seed oil, Stearic acid, bisabolol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Vanilla planifolia extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) leaf extract, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) Oil*, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pelargonium graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil*, Dehydroacetic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) leaf extract*, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract, Adansonia digitata (Baobab) fruit extract*, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil*, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Kigelia Africana fruit extract, eriocephalus punctulatus (Cape Chamomile) leaf oil, mentha vidiris (Spearmint) leaf oil*, Linalool***, Citronellol***, Geraniol***, Limonene***

*Ingredients from organic farming
**Made from organic ingredients
***Component of natural essential oils

Please Note: This product includes extremely safe, food-grade preservatives: Potassium sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol and Dehydroacetic Acid. The ECOCERT organic logo means that 95% of the total ingredients are of natural origin. 

Please Note: The Ascorbyl Palmitate that may be used in this Esse product is a derivative of Ascorbic acid and Palmitic acid - the Palmitic acid is isolated from either coconut, rape seed or Palm Oil. Esse have insured to use a supplier that has RSPO certification for times where Palm Oil is used in their products.

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Overall Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars from 55 reviews

54 out of 55 people would recommend this product

22/09/2023, By Kerry
This is the perfect product for my skin type - very very dry, sensitive and eczema prone. Standard moisturisers leave my face feeing dry by the morning, but not with this one - very hydrating! It is expensive but it lasts quite a while.
31/10/2022, By Cheryl
I cannot wax lyrical about reduced or fading lines given my age of 71 however I absolutely love the Esse range of products and the way my skin currently feels. I will without hesitation recommend these products.
05/07/2022, By Fiona
Stunning moisturiser. So smooth it feels like silk. Absorbs into the skin beautifully.
20/04/2021, By Karen
I have been using this brand for roughly 10 years now. It was the first brand that sorted out my skin. I started with the lighter moisturiser then as time passed, moved onto this one. My skin feels great and well moisturised. Love, love this.
10/04/2021, By Liz
I've been using this product for some time, reccomended by my daughter, and I'm very satisfied with it. The fact that it is a natural product, with no harmful ingredients, is what I appreciate most.
26/03/2021, By Valerie
I really love this moisturiser. I have very dry skin and it keeps my skin soft and moisturised.
I will continue to use it.
05/03/2021, By Lana
Great product i like the bottle it comes in can get to every last drop.
10/08/2020, By Marike
Lovely rich product makes your skin feel better immediately and such a nice luxurious smell.
07/08/2020, By Mountain
How nice
06/08/2020, By Stephen
I've been using this for years. An outstanding product in touch, consistency and result.
17/07/2020, By Esne
Love the effectiveness of this moisturiser, absorbing, even the smell is great
04/06/2020, By Jan
Absolutely love this moisturizer, from the stunning smell to the easily absorbed texture of works perfectly for my skin. I do wish it was more affordable.
27/05/2020, By P D
Really good! Will use this from now on
28/04/2020, By Marian
Fantastic facial product.
20/04/2020, By Jacqui
Lovely Moisturiser, not oily at all, absorbs well. Don't apply after a Hyaluronic Acid product though as it peels/flakes off.
17/02/2020, By Jonelle
I love the texture of the cream and the natural oils they use. I love the scent of the cream
11/02/2020, By Concerned
Top stuff
10/01/2020, By Helper
Use well
20/12/2019, By Laurie
I very carefully read all the reviews and it sounded really great. However it makes my skin feel taut and tight. At this price, I expected way better. Won't order again.
07/11/2019, By JL
Lovely product but far too pricey
06/11/2019, By Hanlie
This is really good for my skin.
12/08/2019, By Laura
Got this as a sample and loved it! Used it for my dry skin after a skin peel and it was so replenishing. Smells beautiful and works so well for me. Just can't justify the price personally so I'll consider some of their other products instead
09/08/2019, By Charmaine
Wonderful moisturizer for my mature and dry skin, a little bit goes a far way. I have tried other moisturizers but always come back to this one.
05/07/2019, By Adele
I have very dry skin and have struggled to find a skin care range that is moisturising enough. Even after the very first time of using this cream I noticed a huge improvement. I've been using it for a few weeks and haven't had flaking skin since. The cream is really thick and rich and smells great.
02/04/2019, By Hayley
Love this product - it's the best moisturiser I've used in ages. It doesn't have a strong smell and I love the fact that it is natural and organic. I was given a sample a while back and even though I have combination skin, it works beautifully.
22/02/2019, By Anique
I use this as mu night cream and it does what it's supposed to do. Great product!
19/02/2019, By Faye
Second time purchasing this product. So far it is my favourite natural moisturiser I have tried. It is ultra moisturising with a lovely feel on the skin and the smell is good too. Packaging is super nice and I found the product lasts for ages so the price is good considering how long it lasts.
30/11/2018, By Chantal
Need to apply quite a bit as it doesn't spread much, but very nourishing and smells so good!
12/11/2018, By Jenna
This is the only mioisturiser that have allowed me to get id of that constant dry feeling
12/09/2018, By Phillipa
I love the Esse range and this moisturiser in particular. I use it during the day and at night and it absorbs beautifully into my skin. I’m sure I look ten years younger since buying it for the first time earlier this year. Cruelty-free, It is beautifully and aesthetically packaged too, just like the rest of their range. I am a fan for life!
25/07/2018, By Larisa
Made me break out, seems like I might be allergic to the product. Also feels a bit clayish on my skin and doesn't absorb easily.
12/07/2018, By Jane
My skin is on the dry side, and I find this moisturizer perfect. It is very nourishing, but not too emollient. It's great under makeup.
14/05/2018, By Kristi-Jade
Originally tried this out from the trial pack. Really moisturizes my skin well and my skin feels soft and moisturized the next day too!
04/05/2018, By LBW
This is the only natural face cream out of many I have tried that moisturizes my very dry skin enough
20/04/2018, By Cat
One of the better creams I have used, not the greatest smell but that is the choice one makes when choosing not to have harmful chemicals on your skin
27/03/2018, By Anne
Love the Esse skincare products. This cream works well for my skin, leaves my skin soft and hydrated.
19/02/2018, By N
I tried all the moisturisers (rich, deep, sensitive etc) the Ultra is the one I keep buying. I use it year round, even summer, when the humidity is low and the skin is extra thirsty. I used to have combination skin, but although the cream is rich, it's never greasy. I apply it at night and often the next morning I have to reapply because the skin absorbs this cream fully during the night.

Great moisturiser, can't say it helps with ageing though...
19/02/2018, By Bonnie
This is an exceptional product. I have been using it for about a year and will keep doing so.
09/02/2018, By Shelley
My skin feels softer and smoother, it really helps in the harsh Gauteng climate
26/01/2018, By Marni
This is great for my very dry skin. It moisturises without making my skin oily or shiny. Love how smooth my skin feels if I use the Esse Cleanser, microderm exfoliater and this moisturizer. The trail pack was a great way to try it and I have now order the full size.
04/01/2018, By Tammy
I love the scent of this moisturiser! I also love how good it feels on my skin very nourishing!
08/10/2017, By Tj
Samples are a fantastic way to try out new products. I would like to purchase this in the future. It helped on those days when I needed a richer moisturiser.
28/09/2017, By Robynne
Battling with my skin during winter in Cape Town,this is a wonderful product, smooth non-oily finish
28/09/2017, By Carol
I love the moisturising effect of this product especially on the dry areas on my skin. It feels light where other products are heavy and oily
13/09/2017, By Almost Crunchy Mama
I loved this product and will definitely be buying it again. I'm not a fan of essential oils in skin care but I loved the product that much that I didn't care. The probiotics helped clear my acne and the rich moisturizer helped my super dry skin. I did feel that I needed to use a lot of product in one go through. My makeup applied nicely over this.
22/08/2017, By Melissa
This is a great moisturiser. However, my super sensitive/difficult skin had a reaction to it and had to stop using it.
30/07/2017, By DL
I was treated to a day at a Spa that used Esse products. I found that these products suit my mature skin very well as it tends to be dry, especially in winter. I will definitely continue to use the Ultra Moisturiser.
16/06/2017, By KS
Another wonderful Esse cream - great, especially in winter on the Highveld.
14/06/2017, By Jay
I started using Esse about 2 years ago and purchased most of the skincare range. My skin was feeling a little dry and dull recently, so I purchased the ultra moisturizer.. and it has been wonderful for my skin!!
28/04/2016, By Cristina
Esse is a fantastic range! So happy to have found it after years of trying various natural skin care ranges!

After trying out the light moisturiser (that was way too light for my combination skin), i found the ultra moisturiser. It is extremely nourishing and very light, fantastic for my skin. Looking no further!!
10/12/2015, By Susan
I have a very dry skin and this is working wonders!
21/09/2015, By Debbie
My skin loves this rich cream that I use as a night cream.
16/09/2014, By Candace
I have very dry skin so need a rich moisturiser and this product is perfect! No more flakes and dry patches (it saved my skin in Winter!) and it also has a bit of a tint, so you don look like a ghost when putting it on. It also does not irritate my sensitive skin.
03/05/2011, By Deirdrie
I am used to top non-organic brands such as Estee Lauder and Lancome. This compares very well. It feels water rich, has a lot of oils but is not greasy. Very good value for money. I have the usual hormone related break-outs but has impoved on this product.
16/01/2011, By Naomi
I have dehydrated skin and this is wonderfully hydrating and rich without being greasy-love it.

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